Mr Peter Glenister
Medical Research Council
Mammalian Genetics Unit
Co-Authors: Clements, S T
Institutions: Medical Research Council Mammalaian Genetics Unit
FESA provides a secure and economical means of storing the enormous number of new mutations and genetically manipulated lines generated during contemporary genetic and ENU mutagenesis programmes. This explosion of new lines necessitates the provision of central, securely funded archives to ensure these resources are not lost to future researchers.
At Harwell, FESA already contains >300,000 frozen embryos from >1000 stocks. We offer a free service for cryopreservation, storage and promotion of mouse embryos and spermatozoa. Charges are levied for withdrawals from the archive.
FESA is one of six nodes that constitute EMMA (European Mouse Mutant Archive) and acts as the central UK repository for deposition and distribution of mouse mutants and stocks that are essential to today's research.
The MGU Harwell web site can be accessed at: http://www.mgu.har.mrc.ac.uk